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Procedure for e-commerce exports through Post & clarification regarding personal imports

During the course of stake holder consultations held in the Board on 11th June 2018, industry represented that there are large number of cases where low-value-small-shipments, which characterize e-commerce environment, are shipped through post. In such cases, single payments are received by exporters from e-commerce portal companies through normal banking channels.

Setting up a Public Credit Registry in India – Latest developments from RBI

I have in my earlier article on Ease of doing business in India, published by Tax Guru on 06.11.2017 had informed that RBI had agreed to take necessary steps to set up a Public Credit Registry in India and in tune with that, RBI recently got a report on Public Credit Registry in India from a High-Level Task Force set up by RBI itself.

RBI permit banks to reckon Govt securities held up to another 2 % of NDTL under FALLCR

It has been decided to permit banks, with effect from the date of this circular, to reckon Government securities held by them up to another 2 per cent of their NDTL, under FALLCR within the mandatory SLR requirement, as Level 1 HQLA for the purpose of computing their LCR. Hence, the carve-out from SLR, under FALLCR will now be 11 per cent, taking the total carve out from SLR available to banks to 13 per cent of their NDTL.

RBI grant banks option to spread provisioning for MTM losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT

In view of the continuing rise in the yields on Government Securities, as also the inadequacy of time to build investment fluctuation reserve (IFR) for many banks, it has been decided to grant banks the option to spread provisioning for their mark to market (MTM) losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT for the quarter ending June 30, 2018 as well. The provisioning required may be spread equally over up to four quarters, commencing with the quarter ending June 30, 2018.

Transition path to adopt Regulations for Investment by FPI in Debts

Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Schedule 5 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017 notified vide Notification No. FEMA.20(R)/2017-RB dated November 07, 2017, as amended from time to time and the relevant directions issued thereunder.

Interest Rate Options (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018

Please refer to FMRD circular FMRD.DIRD.12/14.01.011/2016-17 dated December 29, 2016 on introduction of Interest Rate Options in India. As announced in the first bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated April 05, 2018, it has now been decided to permit Interest Rate Swaptions in Rupees so as to enable better timing flexibility for the market participants seeking to hedge their interest rate risk.

RBI releases draft guidelines on Loan System for Delivery of Bank Credit

The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of 'loan component' in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits availed by large borrowers, with a view to enhancing credit discipline among large borrowers.